Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks have been rolled out worldwide, offering unprecedented data rates, low latencies, and high reliability. However, the current 5G still cannot meet many demands of future wireless systems, such as exceptionally high connectivity, ultra-low energy consumption, super-dense network deployment, and high security. Moreover, the historical evolution of mobile networks has witnessed a new generation about every decade. Therefore, now is the right time to investigate advanced technologies beyond 5G (B5G) and toward 6G wireless communication systems.

To realize these ambitious goals, B5G6G wireless networks will integrate a variety of potential technologies, such as

  • Sensing
  • New multi-access and modulation techniques
  • Holographic massive MIMO
  • Cell-free massive MIMO
  • Large intelligent surfaces
  • THz communications
  • Quantum communications and networks
  • Network slicing and virtualization
  • Software-defined networking and network function virtualization
  • Network intelligence and automation
  • Edge intelligence and federated learning
  • Cross-layer optimization and network coding
  • Physical layer security and privacy-preserving techniques
  • Network economics and game theory

These are very new technologies where several issues and challenges still need to be tackled before rolling out them into practice. The convergence of these advanced techniques will potentially pave the way for the evolution of B5G6G systems.

This special issue aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers to explore recent advances in B5G6G wireless networks. We invite original and high-quality research papers that address the following topics (but are not limited to)

Physical Layer

  • Cellularcell-free massive MIMO and holographic massive MIMO
  • MmWave and THz MIMO communications
  • Resource allocation and performance analysis
  • Energy harvesting and wireless power transfer
  • New multi-access and modulation (NOMA, OTFS, SCMA, etc.)
  • Coverage enhancement based on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces communication systems
  • Interference avoidance, management, and cancellation techniques
  • Quantum communications and networks
  • Physical layer security and privacy-preserving techniques

Network Layer

  • Network slicing and virtualization
  • Software-defined networking and network function virtualization
  • Network intelligence and automation
  • Network sliced mobility management and resource allocation
  • Cross-layer optimization and network coding
  • Network economics and game theory
  • Integration of communications, computing, and sensing in 6G.
  • Digital twin-based 6G mobile network.

Application Layer

  • B5G6G-aided Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Ultra-high reliability and low-latency communications (URLLC)
  • Visible light communication (VLC), optical networks
  • Mobile edgefog computing
  • Wireless spectrum sensing, localization, and signal processing
  • AI-based techniques, machine learning and deep learning for B5G6G
  • Semantic communication in 6G.
  • Integration of the Internet of Everything (IoE) and 6G communication system.

Session chair:

  • Sunghwan Kim (University of Ulsan, Korea)

Session co-chairs (to be updated)

  • Luu Quang Trung (HUST, Vietnam)
  • Phung Kieu Ha (HUST, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Tien Hoa (HUST, Vietnam)
  • Le Thi Phuong Mai (DUT)
  • Nguyen Van Hieu (DUT)
  • Tran Trung Duy (PTIT)
  • Tu Lam Thanh (TDT)
  • Ta Quang Hien (IU HCM)

Submission deadline: February 28th, 2024

Acceptance notification: April 28th, 2024

Camera-ready: May 12th, 2024

Submission link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=31104&track=121833